NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 31st July 2022
EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN Ordinary Time
Parish Mission Statement
Our Parish seeks to live as a family – supporting one another, open to all comers, building a community where each person feels wanted and cared for. To make this happen, we will work to grow in holiness through prayer and service and we will try to show God’s love in our daily lives.
Ceremonies available on parish webcam.
Prayers + Readings on page 316 St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 Cycle
Your prayers are requested for the souls of those who died recently, Sister Tryphonia Ioannes RMS, and those whose anniversary occurs around this time.
MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
July Mass times and intentions
Saturday 30 July 2022
10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions
5.00 p.m. – Patrick Brady - 30th Anniversary.
Fr. Pat Hudson O.F.M.- 5th Anniversary.
Sunday 31 July 2022
9.00 a.m. -Jim Scully- recently deceased.
Barbara McGrath R.I.P. & Liam Brerton R.I.P.
Deceased members of the Hughes & McNelis families.
10.30. a.m. – Walter Balfe and deceased members of the Balfe & Quinn Families.
12 noon – Vincent Huggins- Anniversary
Charles Byrne- 2nd Anniversary
Kieran Crotty- recently deceased.
Monday 1 August 2022
10 a.m. – Holy Souls
Tuesday 2 August 2022
10 a.m. –Rita Smyth- Recently deceased
Wednesday 3 August 2022
10.00 a.m.-Parishioners ‘ Intentions ( 31/07/22 )
Thursday 4 August 2022
10 a.m. – Altar list of the dead
Friday 5 August 2022
10.00 a.m. – Altar list of the dead
Collections during Mass on Sundays/ Holydays
A member of the Parish Pastoral Council on behalf of the Parish Finance Committee will speak to the congregations at Masses this weekend about the collections in and about the support of our Parish going forward. Thank you for your attention.
Thank you for your contributions to the church roof repair fund. To date, €9,470 has been donated for the roof repair fund. Thank you. Some work still remains to be completed. It is hoped that the roofers will resume work towards the end of August. Given the perilous condition of the overall parish finances, your continued support is very much needed and welcome.
Funeral Ministry Team Every parish is being encouraged to have a funeral ministry team consisting of religious and lay, men and women, who have been trained in providing support at a time of loss. The team assists in helping to organise a Christian funeral that the Church has to offer the bereaved. On receiving word of the death of a person, members of the Funeral Ministry Team may visit the bereaved family either on their own or with the priest, deacon, or parish pastoral worker. The purpose of the visit is to sympathise with the family, to bring the peace and hope that the Gospel has to offer and to assure the bereaved family that the parish community is praying for them and their loved ones. They will also bring the Scripture Readings and sample intercessions for the Prayer of the Faithful which will be used during the funeral ceremony. They may discuss the liturgy and help the family to choose the appropriate readings and prayers for the deceased person. The diocese is committed to providing ongoing training to funeral ministry teams both centrally and locally. If interested in joining the Parish Funeral Ministry Team, please contact one of the parish clergy.
Summer Dues 2022. Envelopes for the Summer Dues collection are available near the exits in the church. You may return the envelope with your Summer Dues donation into the big safe in the church west aisle or into the parish office, which is open Monday to Friday from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. €4590 has been donated for Summer Dues to date. Thank you for your generosity.
The coffee/ tea dock will be closed for the month of August for ongoing maintenance at the Resource Centre.
PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY
Application is now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme, run by the Dublin Archdiocese, begins this year on Thursday, September 29, in DCU St Patrick’s Campus. Places are limited so early application is advisable
Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week course, for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith. It runs from late September to May each year, with breaks for Christmas, Easter and mid-terms. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate. The cost is €400 per year which may be paid in instalments throughout the year.